Photo Art Friday – Black and White

Bonnie’s challenge was to play with black and white this week, I am always constantly surprised by the effects that occur when you play around with programs. I use Lightroom4 and PSE10 which does not have channel mixers etc, but I do have a plug in from Elements+. I was reading several articles on converting colour images to black and white and there was mention of the Split Channels (red, green and blue) and how you can utilize these channels. So I have been playing around. The first image of the ornamental grass from my garden is of the blue channel with pdpa Cool Breeze texture at Blending mode – Multiply 100% opacity.

This second image is of a red rose (sadly my roses are coming to an end), I have used the red channel with pdpa Mother Love texture.

 Also I was playing with the RAW features of my camera and love it when you edit in Lightroom.

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Tutorial Tuesday – Vintage Polaroid

This week’s tutorial is to take a photograph and convert to a vintage polaroid image. I have taken a photograph from October’s collection of a visit to my sisters in Goolwa.

Goolwa Ferry

The technique with image was to add different colours at different blending modes and opacity.

This image was edited using the suggested tutorial.

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Photo Art Friday – Bokeh

Bonnie’s challenge was to play with bokeh etc this week.,

Bugle Hut School

Recipe:

L1. Golden Bokeh (Normal Blending)

L2. School House (Normal Blending)

L3. Golden Bokeh (Normal Blending) brushed out bokeh on building.

L4. Monet Skies (Overlay Blending) brushed out some texture on building and sky.

Bokeh Pears

Pears photographed on white paper adjustments made in Lightroom and a soft pink filter applied, then  Golden Bokeh applied.

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